Contemporary Medicine Cabinet
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By Megan Fitzpatrickpages 26-31From the June 2016 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine A slick technique makes the divided-light door a snap.In 2008, I built a contemporary maple chimney cupboard to hold towels in my bathroom.
Eight years on, I decided it was time for a matching medicine cabinet - in large part because the house I recently bought has solid masonry walls, so I needed a nice-looking mirrored cabinet that can hang on the wall rather than be recessed.
So, using that 2008 piece as a starting point, along with a similar piece that hangs in a friend's bathroom, here's what I came up with: a simple-to-make maple medicine cabinet that takes its cues from Arts & Crafts, but with joinery and style details that give it contemporary appeal.
Case ConstructionWhen I initially modeled this cabinet in SketchUp, I used dovetails to join the carcase.But when it came time to build, I decided to use loose tenons instead.The resulting clean lines on the sides (no end grain) seem more in tune with an updated look, and loose tenons are plenty strong enough for this application.
But there is, of course, no reason you couldn't use dovetails (tails on the sides), or even...